"Best thing for sadness, said Merlin, learning. It's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old, miss your only love ... you may see the world devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it, learning."
Friday, October 16, 2020
"There's nothing wrong with Twitter. Don't attempt to adjust your settings. We are in control of your tweets, of your messages, even your thoughts. We can deluge you with errors, or accuse you of wrong doings. We will shape your mind to anything we can conceive." ~The Twits~
Sunday, October 4, 2020
“You know those days when you get the mean reds?’
‘Same as the blues?’
‘No,’ she said slowly. ‘No, the blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe it’s been raining too long. You’re sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. You’re afraid, and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Except something bad is going to happen, only you don’t know what it is. You’ve had that feeling?’
‘Quite often. Some people call it angst.’
‘All right. Angst. But what do you do about it?’
‘Well, a drink helps.’
‘I’ve tried that. I’ve tried aspirin, too. Rusty thinks I should smoke marijuana, I did for a while, but it only makes me giggle. What I’ve found does the most good is to just get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind of men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”
― Truman Capote,
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
I'd like to think he caused all the destruction by himself, for in a way this wouldn't seem as terrible, for he would soon pass away. But we know there are and have been many others who's hands are just as bloody as his, and this is what causes the most concern to me.
"I never imagined it possible to feel helpless in my own country, but here I am waiting to cast my vote like I've done for fifty years, but this time it feels like it's almost pointless. I think about all the good men and women who've died keeping this country free, and I weep." ~Henry E. Carey~